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Don Steiny
2008-11-07, 17:47
Hi,

After several weeks of messing around, I managed to get it so I can
see the squeezeserver on port 9000. However, according to the
documentation selecting things in the left panel should move them to the
right and this works intermittently or not at all. I can get at most
one album moved over. Also, when I write to a play list nothing
happens. Any idea?

-Don

86atc250r
2008-11-07, 18:52
Yikes! Getting to the web interface shouldn't take weeks of tinkering unless something's gone horribly wrong.

I've had great luck with the installer, personally - but we probably need a little more info about your setup. I literally had my first setup playing music in a few minutes.

What OS, how old/fast/slow is the hardware?

Are you using the default skin?

What version of Squeezecenter are you using?

What kind of Squeezeboxen do you have plugged in?

Are you running firewall software on the computer running squeezecenter?

What browser are you using? (please don't say mosiac or netscape 1.0)

What is your network setup?

More detail about the exact problem as well.

If you're dealing with music library items, you use the + graphic to move things from the left to the right (and build a playlist of items). If you want to play immediately, click the play icon. Be sure the correct player is selected in the dropdown on the top right.

If you've built a playlist with the + graphic, you can play the list by clicking the play icon in the top right panel.

Siduhe
2008-11-07, 19:02
As the previous poster has said, we need a bit more info to drill down into possible causes. However, to discount the obvious:

Have you set a directory for Playlists on setup? Looks at Settings/Music Library. If not, Playlists won't save.

If you have, it may be a permissions issue - are you running on Windows/Mac or Linux and are you trying to save the playlists to an external drive at all?

And just selecting something in the left panel won't automatically add it to the right "Playing" pane - you need to click play or add to playlist. You can also drag and drop in the default skin on Squeezecenter 7.1+.

Sorry if this is grandma sucking eggs, but thought we should get the basics out the way!

Don Steiny
2008-11-07, 19:26
86atc250r wrote:
> Yikes! Getting to the web interface shouldn't take weeks of tinkering
> unless something's gone horribly wrong.
>
> I've had great luck with the installer, personally - but we probably
> need a little more info about your setup. I literally had my first
> setup playing music in a few minutes.
>
> What OS, how old/fast/slow is the hardware?
>
Linux ray 2.6.8-4-386 #1 Wed Feb 20 06:15:54 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
It is a very fast system.

> Are you using the default skin?
>
I tried, but when did, nothing came up so I went back to Debian
> What version of Squeezecenter are you using?
>
7.2.1
MySQL 5.0.67-0.dotdeb.1
> What kind of Squeezeboxen do you have plugged in?
>
I have managed to get it to work using Winamp and MediaPlayer
> Are you running firewall software on the computer running
> squeezecenter?
>
That is not the problem.
> What browser are you using? (please don't say mosiac or netscape 1.0)
>
I have tried bote IE 7 an FireFox 2.0.0.17
> What is your network setup?
>
The server is in a co-lo facility and hosts about 20 Web sites with no
problem.
> More detail about the exact problem as well.
>
> If you're dealing with music library items, you use the + graphic to
> move things from the left to the right (and build a playlist of items).
> If you want to play immediately, click the play icon. Be sure the
> correct player is selected in the dropdown on the top right.
>
> If you've built a playlist with the + graphic, you can play the list by
> clicking the play icon in the top right panel.
>
>
It has to have something to do with permissions. It installed in
/var/lib/squeezecenter and created an squeezecenter user, the whole tree
is owned by squeezecenter. I change the group to one I could write to
and changed the mode to the whole tree to 775. Where else is it trying
to write?

I am trying to make a stream so that when a friend and I are listening
to the music, we will hear the same thing, or I could have just used an
embed in a Web page. I would really like it if it was possible to just
click on a URL in a browser and start the stream, but it seems very
dependent on what the other person has installed. When I do the trick
with embed, I can put a flash player in the URL, is there a way to do
that with this? Thanks, you are very helpful. I like it that this
group talks about other things than the server, where I live was 75% for
Obama.

-Don

Don Steiny
2008-11-07, 19:46
Siduhe,

Ok, here is what I am seeing. Using the newest Firefox I can add a
song to the right panel from the left, but I can't see it unless I
refresh. However, each time I do it, it overwrites the one that was
there before, so I can't build a playlist of mixed songs.

-Don
> As the previous poster has said, we need a bit more info to drill down
> into possible causes. However, to discount the obvious:
>
> Have you set a directory for Playlists on setup? Looks at
> Settings/Music Library. If not, Playlists won't save.
>
> If you have, it may be a permissions issue - are you running on
> Windows/Mac or Linux and are you trying to save the playlists to an
> external drive at all?
>
> And just selecting something in the left panel won't automatically add
> it to the right "Playing" pane - you need to click play or add to
> playlist. You can also drag and drop in the default skin on
> Squeezecenter 7.1+.
>
> Sorry if this is grandma sucking eggs, but thought we should get the
> basics out the way!
>
>
>

Siduhe
2008-11-07, 19:51
86atc250r wrote:
> Are you using the default skin?
>
I tried, but when did, nothing came up so I went back to Debian[color=blue]

Not sure what the Debian skin is - try Firefox or Classic? If the default skin isn't running, try deleting your browser cache and perhaps also your database cache. If using Firefox, what plugins do you have installed - anything like NoScript?



It has to have something to do with permissions. It installed in
/var/lib/squeezecenter and created an squeezecenter user, the whole tree
is owned by squeezecenter. I change the group to one I could write to
and changed the mode to the whole tree to 775. Where else is it trying
to write?

As you note, Squeezecenter runs under the user "squeezecenter" on Linux/UNIX. You'll need to make sure that your music files have their permissions set so that the "squeezecenter" user can read the files and has execute permissions on all directories within your music folder. It will also need execute permissions on whatever directory you have set as your playlist folder.



I am trying to make a stream so that when a friend and I are listening
to the music, we will hear the same thing, or I could have just used an
embed in a Web page. I would really like it if it was possible to just
click on a URL in a browser and start the stream, but it seems very
dependent on what the other person has installed. When I do the trick
with embed, I can put a flash player in the URL, is there a way to do
that with this? Thanks, you are very helpful. I like it that this
group talks about other things than the server, where I live was 75% for
Obama.

Are you using the stream.mp3 functionality to do this? If so, I don't think more than one person can access stream.mp3 at one time - although I've never tested this myself. What might work better is both of you using SoftSqueeze or SqueezePlay but I'm not sure how this could be embedded in a webpage.

-Don

Don Steiny
2008-11-07, 19:59
Siduhe,

Ok, it was the permissions on my playlist directory.

-Don
> Don Steiny;357716 Wrote:
>
>> 86atc250r wrote:
>> [color=darkred]
>>> Are you using the default skin?
>>>
>>>
>> I tried, but when did, nothing came up so I went back to
>> Debian
>>
>
> Not sure what the Debian skin is - try Firefox or Classic? If the
> default skin isn't running, try deleting your browser cache and perhaps
> also your database cache. If using Firefox, what plugins do you have
> installed - anything like NoScript?
>
> Don Steiny Wrote:
>
>> It has to have something to do with permissions. It installed in
>> /var/lib/squeezecenter and created an squeezecenter user, the whole
>> tree
>> is owned by squeezecenter. I change the group to one I could write to
>> and changed the mode to the whole tree to 775. Where else is it
>> trying
>> to write?
>>
>
> As you note, Squeezecenter runs under the user "squeezecenter" on
> Linux/UNIX. You'll need to make sure that your music files have their
> permissions set so that the "squeezecenter" user can read the files and
> has execute permissions on all directories within your music folder. It
> will also need execute permissions on whatever directory you have set
> as your playlist folder.
>
> Don Steiny;357716 Wrote:
>
>> I am trying to make a stream so that when a friend and I are listening
>> to the music, we will hear the same thing, or I could have just used
>> an
>> embed in a Web page. I would really like it if it was possible to
>> just
>> click on a URL in a browser and start the stream, but it seems very
>> dependent on what the other person has installed. When I do the trick
>> with embed, I can put a flash player in the URL, is there a way to do
>> that with this? Thanks, you are very helpful. I like it that this
>> group talks about other things than the server, where I live was 75%
>> for
>> Obama.
>>
>
> Are you using the stream.mp3 functionality to do this? If so, I don't
> think more than one person can access stream.mp3 at one time - although
> I've never tested this myself. What might work better is both of you
> using SoftSqueeze or SqueezePlay but I'm not sure how this could be
> embedded in a webpage.
>
> -Don
>
>
>

snarlydwarf
2008-11-07, 20:08
So is this the Debian packaged version,, or the one from the Slim repository?

The Slim version does not have a "Debian" theme.

SuperQ
2008-11-07, 21:33
Linux ray 2.6.8-4-386 #1 Wed Feb 20 06:15:54 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
It is a very fast system.


2.6.8 means you're running Debian sarge release.. This release is VERY old, and probably not going to work very well. Etch was released over a year ago, and security updates were discontinued for sarge 9 months ago.

You should update to etch and add the squeezecenter package to your sources.list. This is a one-step process, and takes a few min.



deb http://debian.slimdevices.com stable main

norderney
2008-11-08, 01:07
Not sure what the Debian skin is - try Firefox or Classic? If the default skin isn't running, try deleting your browser cache and perhaps also your database cache.



How do you delete the browser cache and the database cache?

Siduhe
2008-11-08, 04:24
To clear the browser cache - in Firefox: Tools/Options/Privacy/Settings (tick Cache) then Ok and Clear Now. Procedure is similar for other browsers (in IE the Cache is called Temporary Internet Files or similar).

To clear the Squeezecenter database cache - normally a full clear and rescan will be enough, but if not you need to find your cache folder by following the path set out in Squeezecenter/Settings/Information tab under Cache and then clearing the contents of that folder when SC is switched off. When you switch SC on again, it will rebuild the database from scratch.